0
 
Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
LANEMAYHEW's Photo LANEMAYHEW Posts: 1,181
1/18/12 10:02 P

My SparkPage
Reply
My motivation to eat right is going great although my weight is on a plateau. I am not exercising due to an aggravated pulled muscle. I should be able to do my evening stretches, however, but for some reason, out of the habit now from week #1, I lack motivation. emoticon

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28


 current weight: 132.0 
 
144
140.5
137
133.5
130
LASHBAUGH Posts: 2
1/8/12 1:10 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I caught myself falling back into the habit of snacking yesterday. I started to beat myself up for it - I hadn't snacked in months. But, I had to literally stop my thinking in it's tracks - we all make mistakes - beating myself up only made me snack even more. I gave myself some slack, remembered my previous successes and tried to be mindful of what I was putting in my mouth.

I have to keep telling myself - It's not a diet - it's a lifestyle change. Change takes time and patience.

 Pounds lost: 41.0 
 
0
21.5
43
64.5
86
JUDIGIRL52's Photo JUDIGIRL52 SparkPoints: (34,035)
Fitness Minutes: (27,622)
Posts: 893
1/7/12 9:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm on week 2 also. I've felt a bit unmotivated today, day 9, but then I realized that I am just tired. Sometimes a good rest helps us all! I'm confident that I'll be ready to continue on tomorrow. I agree with all of the good counsel and might add, don't wait until you "feel like it", just do it. Later on, you'll "feel like it".

Fitness requires perspiration. John Bingham

We can do more than we think we can because we have a God who is bigger than we think He is.

Judi



 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
10.5
21
31.5
42
LANEMAYHEW's Photo LANEMAYHEW Posts: 1,181
1/7/12 8:38 P

My SparkPage
Reply
I just started week #2 and am new to this site. I have been motivated off and on to exercise and eat right, but it never lasts very long. I loved week #1, did everything, and feel so good about myself. I liked what everyone had to say about motivation and I am looking forward to reading more. Hope I can help like others help me. I really feel I have a good chance to develop new habits. emoticon

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28


 current weight: 132.0 
 
144
140.5
137
133.5
130
CMFARRELL36's Photo CMFARRELL36 SparkPoints: (101,980)
Fitness Minutes: (113,249)
Posts: 9,683
1/7/12 7:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Francescha - that's a shame that it happened. However, I am sure that you and Linda will be able to motivate each other. 1 day at a time. 1 baby step at a time. The videos are not easy - anyone who finds them "easy" perhaps needs to focus more and do each exercise with more attention to form and tone.

Christine
in Scotland, UK BST

"Everything in this world was declared impossible before it was actually done" - Anon

Challenge Leader - TigerMonarchs - 2014 Summer 5% Challenge
Leader - Scotland's Brightest Spark
Co-Leader - Calling All Goonies: 2013
Follower of FlyLady

Rock your routine in 2014 (FlyLAdy)


 current weight: 211.0 
 
262
247.75
233.5
219.25
205
JAC2811's Photo JAC2811 Posts: 3
1/7/12 3:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My best motivator is how great I feel when I work out. I've recently gotten back on track after not doing very well for a few month. The fatigue from workout videos (I don't personally use the spark videos, I have some others I like) lifting some weights or running and the ability to do just a little better each time I try is what keeps me going!

 Pounds lost: 1.0 
 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51
HORSEWOMAN7407's Photo HORSEWOMAN7407 SparkPoints: (11,136)
Fitness Minutes: (4,986)
Posts: 174
1/7/12 2:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Linda,

I know how you feel. I've been losing the same 10 pounds for years.

Try thinking of it this way: how would you be feeling right now if you had not started the Challenge? Would you still be beating yourself up for being a failure?

Think about a sweater, pair of jeans, some piece of clothing you have that you cannot wear because it's snug or too small. But it's your absolute favorite. Get it out again and hang it some place you can see it each day, but after you try it on. Note the fit, take a picture and hang it on your bath mirror.

Next only look at one day at a time. If one day is too much split it in two. If that is too much than break it down by hour. Only work on that day, 1/2 day or hour. Don't think about the rest of the week. Set yourself a reminder to log in to SP at or after each meal and track EVERYTHING! Every bite, lick, taste. Everything! Be 100% about this. Read your emails, read motivation stories and Blogs on SP. Remember always that you are doing this for YOU! You should not be doing this for anyone else, or an event or anything that is not something that you want.

View each day as a success and a step closer to your goal. You CAN do this.

Each week try on that piece of clothing and again, note how it feels, where it's snug, where it's looser, how many buttons you can button and take a new picture and hang it next to the one you already have on your mirror. This is your visual. You will see changes as each picture goes up. This is to remind you that the scale is not your only measurement.

The scale only shows a snapshot of time. It shows you what you weigh at the moment you weigh yourself. In the next minute it can change. But your visual can show you accomplishments you might not notice. Do not let the scale DEFINE you. You are you and there is no one else like you. Likewise, do not measure your succuss against the successes of others.

There is a journal on SP, use it to write out your frustrations, your dreams, you accomplishments. This is a journey not A DIET. Diets imply failure and most often are just that. Journeys are defining moments and imply change, growth, challenge and accomplishment.

Each day I come home from work and I would love nothing more than to drop on the couch and veg. But I don't. I log in to SP and do the daily video, I track everything I eat, I spin the wheel and log points, I huddle with the groups I belong to, I laugh and cry with my Spark Friends and then I go to my living room and do the Biggest Loser Workout Video with Bob Harper, the cardio walk challenge. Each time that Bob looks into the camera on close up I mutter to myself as I gasp for breath "I'll show you! I don't have to go on TV to lose weight!"

Nearly 15 years ago when I married my husband I weight 240 pounds. I now weigh 200 pounds. I've toned up, I feel better, I don't have that big belly dragging me down. I have the double whammies of heart disease and diabetes in my family tree not to mention breast cancer. If I have to suffer from these I want the best possible odds. I don't want to die from heart disease or diabetes.

You can do this Linda. YOU CAN! I hope I've helped. Wendy

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Each journey begins with a single step.

Be good to yourself because you are important.

Love yourself always!


 Pounds lost: 3.8 
 
0
13.65
27.3
40.95
54.6
AGAPEJOY's Photo AGAPEJOY SparkPoints: (68,360)
Fitness Minutes: (68,909)
Posts: 5,776
1/7/12 1:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Linda, I'm kind of surprised. I use this challenge as another tool to help me reach my exercise minutes for the Winter 5% Challenge. Also, to help me reach my weight loss goals, which is at a snails pace at the moment, but I'm determined to keep going.

Just focus on doing one video per day, and as was stated, JUST DO IT. Just like drinking water (ok, that's another issue I have also emoticon ), JUST DO IT.

Don't think about it, Just Do It! Just like sleep emoticon (yes, . . issue, too). But, we gotta and need to Do it.

emoticon Just do it! emoticon emoticon Gotta doooo it! emoticon emoticon Need to dooooo it emoticon emoticon Don't think abouuuut it emoticon emoticon Just dooooo it! emoticon


emoticon emoticon

emoticon emoticon

Tina - NJ, Eastern

Cloverleaf Team Leader ~ Cloverleaf 2014 Spring 5% Challenge


 current weight: 180.0 
 
200
185.25
170.5
155.75
141
FRANCESCHA's Photo FRANCESCHA SparkPoints: (40,119)
Fitness Minutes: (114,675)
Posts: 231
1/7/12 12:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Linda,
Sounds good to me. emoticon emoticon

 current weight: 161.8 
 
162
151.5
141
130.5
120
SALEE100's Photo SALEE100 SparkPoints: (36,088)
Fitness Minutes: (43,512)
Posts: 3,438
1/7/12 12:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm on day 7, I guess a little behind you two, but I have no motivation issues. Try drawing a star on the calendar for every day you complete the challenge. Think about, and visualize the affect this challenge will have on your body and mind. Know that consistency is the key to success. You've come this far, don't stop the positive changes you've made by quitting now! emoticon

~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
~Simone Weal


 current weight: 148.9 
 
148.9
146.675
144.45
142.225
140
GEMINISUE's Photo GEMINISUE Posts: 6,151
1/7/12 10:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm having the same problem. I started week one late, I did 3 days in 2 days and then umf.

Let's make a promise to each other, that we will do 1 today no matter what time we need to do it, Join me, let's motivate each other, we can do this!

Hugs
Linda

I promise !

I live in the EST, posted for need of challenge leaders.

Ohio is the state I was born in, raised in, and lived in all my life!

Enjoy Life to the Fullest!



 current weight: 221.4 
 
373
324.75
276.5
228.25
180
FRANCESCHA's Photo FRANCESCHA SparkPoints: (40,119)
Fitness Minutes: (114,675)
Posts: 231
1/7/12 10:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I did week 1 and was proud of myself that I got through it. Did the first two days of week 2 and completely lost my motivation. I am still walking every day but I can't get motivated to do anything else. HELP!!

 current weight: 161.8 
 
162
151.5
141
130.5
120
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Official January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge Week 2 Discussion Posts

Topics: Last Post:
mid-way week 2 1/16/2014 6:51:00 AM
Bonus Video Week 2 1/18/2014 9:14:49 PM
Bummed 1/12/2014 9:53:52 AM
Got to get caught up 2/19/2014 12:33:40 AM
week 2 1/9/2014 7:08:58 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22107x54344x45877986

Review our Community Guidelines